Chicago Marathon 2022 Results – OlympicTalk

kenyan Ruth Chepngetitch ran the second-fastest women’s marathon in history, and Emilie Sisson broke the American record for the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.

Chepngetich repeated as champion Chicago in 2:14:18, 14 seconds off the world record.

“I wanted to break the world record…but I’m happy,” she said. “Next time, I won’t miss it.”

Through 40 kilometers of the 42.1 kilometer race, Chepngetich was on pace to break the world record of 2:14:04 set by compatriot Brigitte Kosgei in 2019 also on the flat roads of Chicago.

Sisson was second in 2:18:29, breaking the American record of 2:19:12 set by Keira D’Amato in Houston on January 16. Sisson, 30, ran her first mass marathon since dropping out of the Tokyo Olympic trials as a pre-race favourite.


“I actually didn’t know what pace I was at all the time,” Sisson said at a press conference. “I was just given instructions to get out of my leaders and not think about the weather at all, so I had no idea what pace I was running to, I think, like a mile to go. A few people told me to pick it up, so I thought, oh, I must be close to breaking 2:20 or the American record, but I didn’t know which.

Her “main goal” before the race was 2:20, and if she felt good, she would go for the American record. After crossing the finish line, Sisson asked her husband, Shane Quinn, “What did I run?” then “Where did I end up?”

“I never saw a vehicle or a camera,” during the race, she said, “so I was like, I mustn’t be on pace for the American record, because I thought to myself that ‘they would show it if I was.”

kenyan Benson Kipruto won the men’s race in 2:04:24, claiming another major marathon title in addition to his victory in Boston last year. Conner Mantz was the fastest American in seventh place in 2:08:16 in his first marathon, becoming the seventh fastest American in history.

Chepngetich, a 28-year-old mum, came out incredibly fast – 65:44 halfway; 2:11:28 pace – and slowed down for the last 13.1 miles. Last year in Chicago, Chepngetich also played hard (67:34) and came home in 74:57, winning in 2:22:31.

Chepngetich achieved last year’s fastest performance in the women’s marathon: the Kenyan Peres Jepcherchir became the first runner to win the Olympics, Boston and New York in a career, doing so in the space of nine months.

Kosgei went on to win the Tokyo Marathon on March 6 in 2:16:02. Ethiopian Tigiste Assefa then won the Berlin Marathon on September 25 in 2:15:37. Another Ethiopian, Yalemzef Yehualaw, won the Hamburg and London Marathons in 2:17:23 and 2:17:26 this year. All of these times are in the top 12 in history.

Next Sunday, the Ethiopians Almaz Ayana (Olympic champion in the 10,000m 2016) and Genzebe Dibaba (1500m world record holder) make their marathon debut in Amsterdam. On November 6, the Kenyan Hellen Obiri (double Olympic silver medalist in the 5000m) makes her marathon debut in New York. On December 4, the Ethiopian Letesenbet Gidey (5,000m and 10,000m world record holder) makes her marathon debut in Valencia, Spain.

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